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- noun A candela.
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- noun astronomy Any astronomical object of known
absolute magnitude. Its distancecan then be calculated from its apparent magnitude.
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- noun the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
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